A pre-nuptial agreement does not mean that you and your spouse-to-be are not fully committed to one another. A pre-nuptial agreement is simply a common sense way to clarify how to handle property and support issues in the unfortunate event the marriage comes to an end. If you don't have a pre-nuptial agreement in place and the marriage falters, a contested divorce may be the result. Contested divorces are costly, time-consuming, and stressful. A pre-nuptial agreement can help you avoid a contested divorce and the legal expenses involved.
If you are already married, but did not enter into a pre-nuptial agreement before your marriage, you still may be able to enter into a post-nuptial agreement (also known as a marital agreement). A post-nuptial agreement can spell out how your affairs will be handled if you and your spouse ever separate or divorce.
At Davidson & Kitzmann, we have over a decade of experience preparing pre-nuptial and post-nuptial agreements and advising clients whose spouse-to-be or current spouse have presented them with an agreement. For more information about pre-nuptial and post-nuptial agreements, call us at (434) 972-9600 or contact us online to consult with one of our family law lawyers.
Davidson and Kitzmann, PLC
211 E. High Street
Charlottesville, Virginia 22902
Tel: (434) 972-9600
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We are located in Charlottesville, but our lawyers handle cases in Charlottesville, Albemarle County, Greene County, Fluvanna County, Louisa County, Nelson County, Madison County, Orange County, Richmond, Roanoke, Harrisonburg, Staunton, Waynesboro, Augusta County, and across Virginia.